And that’s what you will get at Chhappan Bhog – 7 hybrid varieties of the good ol’ dhokla! Let’s start by saying that their regular dhokla is as good as it comes: soft, juicy, flavourful, generously garnished with green chillies and grated coconut. Delectable!
Apart from plain dhokla, you will get Masala Dhokla here, which looks as spicy as it tastes, topped with their green chilli tadka. It’s not too different from the regular dhokla, so if you want to play safe yet try something new, go for it.
Dhokla + Khandavi = Dhokla Khandavi. It really is that simple. Garnished with coconut grating and coriander leaves, what’s not to like here? This also happens to be our favourite dhokla variation. Must try.
The Sandwich dhokla comes with a filling of paneer and green chutney, and looks every bit like a sandwich. Except that instead of two slices of bread cut into triangles, it has two pieces of dhokla. Topped with tomato, chilli sauce and herbs, this variety is definitely more filling.
Shaped like an idli, and with the density of an idli but with all the flavour of a dhokla. Topped with coconut flakes and black sunflower seeds, this is the perfect fusion of culinary cultures.
You can’t find a healthier option to pizza than this. The base of the pizza is actually a dhokla, with veggie and cheese toppings, and then garnished with paneer and mozzarella. And it tastes good. Surprisingly, quite good.
MOONG DAL KA DHOLA – MADE ON ORDER
Imagine a dhokla made of raisins and fried moong dal topped with chilli and sesame seeds. That is your Moong Dal ka dhokla. Available only on order
The plain dhokla costs Rs. 14 apiece, while the other varieties are priced between Rs 20 and Rs 60. There’s an additional charge of Rs. 10 for takeaway.
BEST TIME TO VISIT CHHAPPAN BHOG
The evenings are a crowded affair at Chhappan Bhog. So try going there before 6 pm.
LOCATION: 311-312, Apna Bazaar,, Sadar Bazaar, Cantonment, Lucknow